I guess no one can hurt you like true friends and kin. You know, those who, deep down in your heart, can always be forgiven. The ones you love, even you when you’re mad or hurt. The ones you care for even with their dirt. All can't be close daily, but always know where they stand. But those whose heart connects with yours know they're always your friend. A friendship even in kinship remains the closer bond of the two. Because a friendship is something you've chosen to grow into, and kinship is not a choice and very much something you simply do.
The raw emotions range from the bitter to the sweet, and the thicker to the thin. But knowing that your love for them and theirs for you helps to maintain your status as friends. Even when you're still hurting from something in the past, a friendship with depth and one in truth will always and forever last.